Monthly Nail Art Favourites: Quarantine Nails Edition
It has been a while since I have reviewed and celebrated the nail art of other artists. I always love doing this as it is a great way to observe different styles gain inspiration. With salons being closed over the past few months, many artists have taken their nail art game to the next level, adapting to the change instead of seeing it as a barrier. Nail artist Mei Kawajiri developed quarantine nails by applying painted fake nails on her gloves. This started a widespread trend on Instagram with many people applying their own spins of creativity onto gloves. Here are some of my favourite lockdown looks:
6 Quarantine Nail Art Looks
It is no surprise that this post blew up. It was such a fun and creative way to show people the importance of wearing gloves and turning a difficult situation into something uplifting. I really like that this was a clever spin on the skin tone nude manicure we tend to see a lot.
Continuing the rubber glove trend, this army-inspired look is sleek and edgy. I love the shape of the nails and how well it showcases the matte green shade. This is a shade I have been after for a while and nail art element really brings this look to a different level.
Ania Kesiak Nails
I really love the pattern on these nails, especially against the hot pink gloves. It kind of reminds me of the ‘crackle’ nail polish trend that I was obsessed with a few years back, but this puts a completely different spin on it with the use of colour and clear space.
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What stood out to me most about this look is how well the colours go together. Blue and pink are not typically shades I would pair together but the gradient effect looks amazing. I also like how this used shorter nails which tend to get overlooked in nail art.
This is such a creative and thoughtful design. Honouring the essential workers who have risked their lives during the pandemic through freehand nail art. You can tell how much effort has gone into making this look so realistic. I also love the ‘cloudy’ base colour effect used here.
Finally, another look from Mei Kawajiri, this hand sanitizer inspired nail art is a perfect example of how nail art can be used to bring awareness to important topics. I really like the 3D aloe vera effect on the pinky nail and am really curious to learn how this element was created. I love the shape of these nails and how they were filed to incorporated the sanitizer logo.
I hope you have enjoyed these quarantine nails as much as I did. It is always great to see which new trends pop up and how artists adapt to this ever-changing industry. I hope you all stay safe and well, whether you are creating your own looks at or home or returning to salons as they slowly begin to open.
Thanks for reading, stay tuned for more posts.